Mini Tennis Xmas Party – Friday 15th December

This Friday evening is the last East Dorset Mini Tennis session before Christmas so it’s going to be a party… or at least lots of fun tennis activities and games on the astro courts, with Xmas tunes playing in the background!

All children aged 3-7 years old are welcome, and it’s £3.50 per child… but remember they’ll need to wear something Christmassy, e.g. santa hats, reindeer antlers or tinsel! The coaches will be dressed up too so don’t let us be the only ones!!


Team Challenge fun at East Dorset!

On Sunday 3rd December we held our first ever Team Challenge event and welcomed 36 children to our club, including teams from Blandford Tennis Academy and Christchurch Tennis Facility. There were 2 tournaments running alongside, one for Mini Red, the other for Mini Orange, with the children playing in teams of 3, with a mix of singles and doubles matches.

Thanks to all the youngsters who took part and there was a brilliant family atmosphere, so we’re already looking forward to our next Team Challenge event on Sunday 21st January, this time for Mini Green and Yellow ball juniors… so save the date!

EDLTCC – Floodlighting & Clay Courts Update

We’re pleased to announce that work on the floodlights and conversion of the 4 hard courts (7-10) to artificial clay will be taking place over the next few weeks.

It means that from 4th December these courts will be out of action for 3 weeks leading up to Christmas. We will keep you all informed if there are any changes to this.

You can appreciate as deliveries take place and Contractors’ vehicles are on site there will be restrictions to parking in particular areas.

We will try to minimise these to help you continue playing tennis!

We thank you in anticipation for your patience and look forward to our enjoying the additional new ‘all-weather’ court surfaces.  It will be worth it for our new improved facility in just a few weeks time!

 

Team Challenge event for Mini Red and Mini Orange!

Does your child play Mini Red or Mini Orange and enjoy team events… if so, they need to enter our first ever Team Challenge event on Sunday 3rd December! It’s for players from across the local area so speak to your coach to enter a team, or contact Sally on 07926 749715 🎾 Visit the LTA’s Tennis Dorset website for more information and to sign up.  

Tennis ball recycling is here!

As a new initiative we are going to collect old tennis balls at the club. The balls we collect will be sent off for recycling and will be donated to various charities including Save The Children, NSPCC, Barnardo’s, under privileged Nurseries/Schools, Children’s Homes as well as other good causes such as  police dogs, armed forces dogs, animal rescue centres & dog shelters & the RSPCA.
 

Wednesday Club Nights are back!

We’re pleased to announce that Club Nights are moving from Thursday evening to Wednesday evening by popular demand… and we’re starting half an hour later to give people who work more time to get there. So the new time is 6.30-8.30pm every Wednesday, with coach Sally arranging you into doubles pairs. Then there’ll be an hour’s unsupervised play at the end for any latecomers. The new Autumn term coaching programme starts this week, so join us this Wednesday 6th September for our first session! Please note that Monday club nights with Aaron continue at their usual time of 6-8pm.